This June, beat the heat and build strong bones with calcium-rich foods and resources that help celebrate National Dairy Month.
Looking for new ways to add more dairy foods to your diet? Check out the National Dairy Council’s “30-Days-of-Dairy” for ideas and recipes. Read more about calcium and play calcium balance games at the University of Washington’s “Bone Bio” site. Download a FREE poster at Learning Zone Express (available through the end of June). Hungry for more? Whip up a strawberry banana chocolate smoothie for a nutritious and tasty breakfast or post-workout snack.
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie
(Recipe from Spaccarotella, K. The Fit Fridge for Fit Families, 2011.)
Makes 4 servings
2 cups 1% chocolate milk or chocolate-flavored Lactaid or enriched rice milk
2 bananas, peeled, sliced into 1/2” chunks and frozen
2 cups unsweetened frozen strawberries
1~Put all of the ingredients in a blender container.
2~Put the lid on the container, and turn on the blender. Blend until smooth.
Tip: To freeze sliced bananas, separate the banana slices, and place in freezer on a plate lined with aluminum foil.
Per Serving: 170 Cal (9% from Fat, 12% from Protein, 80% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 36 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 25 g Sugar; 160 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 78 mg Sodium; 4 mg Cholesterol